World Kid Lit: Learning ‘Other Ways to Discover Books for a Library Collection’

“I think the time has long since passed when Americans could plug their ears, close their eyes, and pretend that the rest of the world doesn’t exist.”… Read More World Kid Lit: Learning ‘Other Ways to Discover Books for a Library Collection’

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10 to Read: A World of Wordless Picture Books

Translator and picture-book connoisseur Laura Taylor chooses 10 wonderful wordless picture books from around the world: By Laura Taylor Wordless picture books open up a world of discovery to readers, offering them an introduction to diverse illustrative styles and a multitude of stories. They encourage adults and children to explore images in detail, fire up their… Read More 10 to Read: A World of Wordless Picture Books

The Challenges of Translating Pyotr Vlasov’s ‘The Knight, The Cat and The Ballerina’

“I think a translator’s main challenge is always to keep the book exciting for the reader without misinterpreting its main message, as well as to do their best in rendering the beauty of the language, its intricacies, humour and tone.”… Read More The Challenges of Translating Pyotr Vlasov’s ‘The Knight, The Cat and The Ballerina’

Children’s Literature in Indonesia: A Blend of Cultures and Styles

“As a part of the book-making process, we also conducted quite a lot of research to get accurate depictions of people’s traditional ways of living such as the local architecture, traditional clothing, etc. We took it very seriously because we understand that it is important to accurately portray the culture of the origins of the stories.”… Read More Children’s Literature in Indonesia: A Blend of Cultures and Styles